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NYC Prog Trio Consider The Source Releases FREE Album, Announces Extensive Spring Tour!

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NYC Prog Trio Consider The Source Releases FREE Album, Announces Extensive Spring Tour!

New York – NYC Prog trio Consider The Source has just returned from 2 weeks of performances in India with a special gift for their fans. The band is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a free compilation demonstrating their unique “sci-fi Middle Eatern Fusion” sound. The collection, titled “Past Is Prologue: 2005-2015”, consists of tracks from every studio album they have ever released including multiple cuts from their recent “World War Trio” series and showcases their Eastern informed blend of progressive metal riffs, cinematic orchestrations, ripping odd-time improvisations and worldly acoustic grooves. See the track list below and visit this link to download your copy. They launch an extensive US tour this weekend beginning in Albany, NY.

Says the Band, “We’re celebrating 10 years of CTS by giving away a FREE compilation album spanning the history of our career, from our beginning as an occasional jam between friends, to a serious band with the momentum it currently has. It includes cuts from all of our studio albums including a Bonus Track from our Untitled EP released in 2005. We hope you enjoy and be sure to check the tour dates below to see when we’re coming to you’re area!!!”

Tracks include:

1. Aquarians (World War Trio Part II, 2015)
2. You Are Obsolete (World War Trio Part II, 2015)
3. Tsim Sha Tsui (World War Trio Part III, 2015)
4. Put Another Rock In That Bag [single edit] (World War Trio Part I, 2014)
5. Closer To Home (That’s What’s Up, 2010)
6. \ i / (That’s What’s Up, 2010)
7. Blue Steel (Are You Watching Closely, 2009)
8. Moisturize The Situation (Are You Watching Closely, 2009)
9. Constantly Nostalgic (Esperanto, 2006)
10. Patterns (Esperanto, 2006)
Bonus Track: Past Is Prologue (Untitled EP, 2005)

FREE COMPILATION ALBUM DOWNLOAD
Consider The Source tour dates:

Feb 19 – The Hollow w/ Teddy Midnight – Albany, NY
Feb 20 – Pearl Street Clubroom – Northampton, MA
Feb 24 – Scarlet & Grey Cafe w/ Greener Grounds – Columbus, OH
Feb 25 – 123 Pleasant St w/ Deaf Scene – Morgantown, WV
Feb 26 – River Street Jazz Cafe w/ Catullus – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Feb 27 – Pacific Standard Tavern w/ The Mushroom Cloud – New Haven, CT
Mar 03 – The Abbey Bar @ Appalachian Brewing Co. w/ Jonathan Scales – Harrisburg, PA
Mar 04 – Gypsy Sally’s w/ Telesma, Deaf Scene – Washington, DC
Mar 05 – The Pour House w/ Marbin – Raleigh, NC
Mar 06 – Gottrocks w/ Four 14 – Greenville, SC
Mar 09 – The Concourse @ The International – Knoxville, TN
Mar 10 – The Rabbit Hole w/ Teratorn, Plato’s – Charlotte, NC
Mar 11 – Asheville Music Hall w/ Bulgogi, Rims and Keys – Asheville, NC
Mar 12 – New Brookland Tavern w/ Trees on Mars – West Columbia, SC
Mar 13 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC
Mar 16 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
Mar 17 – The Jam – Gainesville, FL
Mar 18 – Terminal West w/ The Werks, BIG – Atlanta, GA
Mar 19 – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 20 – Dunedin Brewery – Dunedin, FL
Mar 23 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Mar 24 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX
Mar 25 – Head for the Hills Festival – Kerrville, TX
Mar 26 – Harvest House – Denton, TX
Mar 31 – The Bluebird Theater w/ Dopapod – Denver, CO
Apr 02 – Fox Theatre w/ Ozric Tentacles – Boulder, CO
Apr 05 – The Miramar Theatre w/ Dopapod – Milwaukee, WI
Apr 06 – The Old Rock House w/ Dopapod – St Louis, MO
Apr 07 – Bluebird w/ Dopapod – Bloomington, IN
Apr 08 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY
Apr 13 – Middle East w/ Project/Object – Cambridge, MA
Apr 14 – Portland House of Music – Portland, ME
Apr 15 – THE STONE CHURCH – Newmarket, NH
Apr 16 – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CT
Apr 22 – The Spot Underground w/ Little Known Alien – Providence, RI
Apr 23 – Black Eyed Sally’s – Hartford, CT
Apr 29 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
Apr 30 – The Hall MP – Brooklyn, NY
May 04 – Reggies Rock Club w/ Stick Men – Chicago, IL
May 05 – Reggies Rock Club w/ Stick Men – Chicago, IL
May 06 – The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN
May 07 – Sleepy Creek SpringDig – Berkeley Springs, WV
May 13 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
May 14 – Alchemy Rising Music & Arts Festival – Pataskala, OH
May 27 – StrangeCreek Campout – Greenfield, MA

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both European and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for CTS’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, The trio’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source
alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.

Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France) and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events including Gathering of the Vibes (Connecticut), Peach Fest (Pennsylvania), Summercamp (Illinois), Catskill Chill (New York), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Jazz Fest (New Orleans), Burning Man (Nevada), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio) and the The WerkOut (Ohio), to name a handful.

Watch Consider The Source’s new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuhAwSVHB5E

To purchase Consider The Source – “World War Trio (Parts II & III) DBL CD: bit.ly/WorldWarTrioPartIIPartIII
“World War Trio EP (Part 1)”: http://considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com ;

For more information:
http://considerthesourcemusic.com/past-is-prologue/
http://www.considerthesourcemusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/ctsmusic
http://www.twitter.com/cts_music
http://www.youtube.com/considerthemusic

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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NYC Prog Ensemble Consider The Source To Release 2CD Set “World War Trio (Parts II & III)”

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NYC Prog Ensemble Consider The Source To Release 2CD Set “World War Trio (Parts II & III)”

NYC – Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, NYC trio Consider the Source is releasing the second installment of their epic, three part grand vision, World War Trio. Following the dense, nearly 24 minute, five part composition that comprised World War Trio (Part I), this double album begins with the trio of masterful technicians’ progressive rock, metal and jazz foundation, then draw from Middle Eastern, Indian and Eastern European traditions – balancing shifting moods and tempos, cerebral and emotional jabs and intellectual and primal pursuits – into a dynamic and cinematic audio experience that has been described by one critic as “the soundtrack to an alien invasion”. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to metal headbangers and prog aficionados.

Watch Consider The Source’s new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuhAwSVHB5E

Recorded at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign, “World War Trio” is Consider The Source’s first release in four years and their first recording with drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann, whose recent addition has supercharged the band’s chemistry. “World War Trio” spans three discs and a universe of sonic territory. Their masterful improvisation, frenetic energy, and unique blend of progressive rock and Middle Eastern music have brought them worldwide acclaim, and a rigorous global tour schedule has forged them into a fearsome live band.

“When we decided to go back into the studio, we made a pact to go all in emotionally, physically, temporally and mentally. This piece was a rite of passage for us and we are beyond excited to share it with you, our fans. We ask that when you listen to this album, please do so in an undistracted environment, preferably in headphones or high quality speakers. We have tried to capture unique emotions that cannot fully come across while listening on laptop speakers. Thank you so much. We hope you enjoy.” – CTS

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both European and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for CTS’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, The trio’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source
alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.

Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France) and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events including Gathering of the Vibes (Connecticut), Peach Fest (Pennsylvania), Summercamp (Illinois), Catskill Chill (New York), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Jazz Fest (New Orleans), Burning Man (Nevada), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio) and the The WerkOut (Ohio), to name a handful.

Here’s what the press have been raving about Consider The Source!

“Mesmerizing World Metal…” – Melissa Giannini – Village Voice

“Welcome to a new age in music. If you want a truly unbelievable, face-melting, head-banging musical experience, Consider the Source is for you.. jaw-dropping live performance that no other band can touch. ” – Headspace Magazine

“Pulling off music that is this complex is akin to walking a tightrope in high winds. Making all of it groove, move and breathe organically is an even more-daunting challenge. Rarely is music this progressive so . . . well, sexy and exotic are the words that come to mind. Music for the brain and the body, then.” – Buffalo News

“Intense jams, showcasing their diversity and pushing their instruments to the proverbial limit” – Relix Magazine

“If you’re curious as to what the kids are listening to in the Big Apple, Consider The Source may provide the answers.” – Earvolution

“They created monstrous sounds that they themselves could barely control and ate the crowd alive.” – Upstate Live

“A shimmering prog-rock opus” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Having seen them live, I completely understand why people are so fanatical about them. They were amazing.” – Guilt Free Pleasures

“Impressive improvisational skills and signature Middle Eastern motifs.” – Jambase

To purchase Consider The Source – “World War Trio (Parts II & III) DBL CD: bit.ly/WorldWarTrioPartIIPartIII
“World War Trio EP (Part 1)”: http://considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com ;

For more information:
http://www.considerthesourcemusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/ctsmusic
http://www.twitter.com/cts_music
http://www.youtube.com/considerthemusic

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